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Ensuring High Performing Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Through Rigorous BECx

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The City of San Antonio has a voluntary program, beyond code, to ensure high performance of even utilitarian structures. Five pre-engineered metal buildings on two campuses were air barrier enclosure tested to determine if performance was equivalent to a conventional structure. After building enclosure commissioning and air barrier testing, the buildings far exceeded minimum air barrier air leakage requirements, performing nearly at ASHRAE "tight building" standard level — providing significant energy savings well into the future. Mike and Cathleen will present examples that speak to the future of pre-engineered facilities.


  • Mike Lackey, PE, CxA, CCP, CEM

    Michael is a mechanical engineering and energy industry professional with extensive background in the management of commercial, institutional, healthcare and industrial energy related projects. He has extensive background in design, estimating, scheduling, budgeting and construction management of MEP systems. His background in MEP design and construction give him insights into their complexities, especially related to energy audits, LEED consulting, building commissioning and performance contracting. His company, Lackey de Carvajal Cx (LCCx) is a full-service building energy systems evaluation and diagnostics firm offering a full range of services from new and existing building Cx to building enclosure commissioning, HVAC test and balance, and energy engineering analysis. Prior to forming LCCx, Mike was a Program Manager at 3DI, then Parsons. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

  • Cathleen Crabb

    Ms. Crabb received her Bachelor of Architecture in 1979 from Carnegie-Mellon University. During her studies there she spent a semester in Italy focusing on the role of urban space in the social context of the city which became her undergraduate thesis. She then went on to study urban design under Colin Rowe at Cornell University. After receiving her Masters of Architecture in 1984 from Cornell, Ms. Crabb moved to New York City and worked for 18 years in several firms with a focus on healthcare and corrections.
    While in New York Ms. Crabb became involved with the Storefront for Art and Architecture and was Director for “Project DMZ” responsible for the exhibition and catalogue. She has had her work published in several publications and exhibited her work in New York and Pittsburgh. She has also had experience teaching studio at both Cornell University and Texas A&M University.
    Ms. Crabb is a licensed Architect in New York and Texas.
    Ms. Crabb first entered public service as a Project Manager for the Texas A&M System Facilities Design and Construction Department where she worked for 6 years. After moving to San Antonio she worked briefly for Alamo Architects and Fisher-Heck Architects before joining the City of San Antonio in 2009.

August 17, 2020
Mon 10:20 AM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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